GROTON, Conn. — The Groton Public Library will present a four-part series in June, hosted by Lee White. Lee has been writing about food for decades, beginning as a restaurant reviewer in Worcester, Massachusetts. She writes two columns for The Day’s weekly newspapers, reaching from North Haven to Mystic. Foodies are invited to join us at the Library on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. as guest speakers offer insight into growing, preparing, and critiquing the food we eat. Following is the lecture schedule:
Three female chefs and restaurant owners will share their experiences of cooking in their kitchens, ordering the food, hiring and firing waitstaff and bartenders, as well as making sure the restaurants are profitable, maintaining the equipment, and, maybe, having a family to cook for at home. Susan Devlin, who owns Muddy Waters in New London; Amy Sarcia who owns 2Wives Brick Oven Pizza in New London and No Anchor in Noank; and Olivia Formica of Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant in East Lyme will talk about how they do it all.
Four food writers will talk about their favorite food memories, including:
• Linda Guica, former food editor of the Hartford Courant and co-owner of Alforno, an Italian restaurant in Old Saybrook.
• Priscilla Martel, chef and food writer living in Chester and former co-owner of Restaurant du Village.
• Pem McNerney, editor of the Living section of The Source, a weekly newspaper in Madison.
• Lee White, a food writer who writes two columns each week for The Day’s weeklies.
Dugan Tillman-Brown and his mother, Beth Tillman, of Firefly Farms in North Stonington will talk about running a farm with cows, pigs, ducks, and chickens, all of whom are humanely treated and organically fed.
Marge Perry and David Bonom will talk about their new book, "Hero Dinners." The book is filled with recipes sure to make anyone a hero when serving a fabulous meal, mostly made using one skillet or sheet pan. Marge and David have been married for many years and will talk about how they create recipes, test them, live in the same house, and travel together. They are both professional chefs and write for newspapers and magazines.
All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information about these programs, call the library at (860) 441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.